Saturday, October 21, 2017

Birthday Cards ... #writebravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #FridayReflections

It was only a few years ago that I would receive so many cards on my birthday from family and friends around the world.

Now I get txt messages, whatsapp messages, facebook messges. I am grateful that I receive so many wishes, blessings, and greetings on my birthday. But I miss the cards. There is something about holding a card from someone who took the time and effort and sent or gave it with love.

So since last year I have started making birthday cards for family and friends. I get a lot of pleasure out of it and it keeps my creative juices flowing.

Here are cards I received this year on my birthday from my dearest loved ones. These are so special for me.




And here's a card I made for my daughter for hers. Still haven't completed one for my mother (tomorrow's task) and then I'll start on all the November birthdays. I love making cards. Even when I was little I was always making things - cards, little notebooks, art work.



To cultivate joy, pay attention to what you like
~ Billy Fingers (from the book The Aferlife of Billy Fingers)


What do you think? Has social media taken away that personal touch ? Share your thoughts.



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Monday, October 16, 2017

A new type of Meditation ... #writebravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #MondayMusings

I've always enjoyed doodling.  And now it has a fancy name Zentangling.  I bought myself a teach it yourself Zentangling book but somehow learning to Zentangle didn't gel very well. I think I am too impatient to learn the techniques.

But I love to doodle freehand. Some days ago I came across the Inktober challenge but I was too late to join.  I thought I would do the challenge anyway just for myself and Zentangling seemed to be most appropriate. Each day I Zentangle and as I do it, I find it quite meditative.

So now I've discovered a new type of meditation. No wonder it's called Zen-tangling.

Here is one of my Zentangles. Not the best and I could've done a whole lot better. But it will do for now.



A child isn't thinking about whether their painting is good enough.
They're just enjoying painting.
~ Billy Fingers (from the book The Aferlife of Billy Fingers)


Have you tried your hand at Zentangling?


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bated Breath ... #writebravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #FridayReflections

This week's prompt at  #WriteTribeProBlogger Challenge  &  #FridayReflections is bated breath.

Dictionary meaning:

To wait with bated breath, is to wait in an anxious or excited way to see what happens next.

So here are some bated breath moments in my life:

   * Scanning the school board for my ISC results

   * Scanning the newspaper for my BCom results

   * Flying through a typhoon from Hong Kong to Singapore

   * Descending into Wellington in a gale force Northerly

   * Awaiting the outcome of an interview

   * Awaiting that little cry that tells you all is well with your baby

   *  Awaiting exam results of the kids

   * Awaiting the outcome of university applications

   * Awaiting the outcome of  hospitalisations and illnesses of loved ones

Bated breath moments can be very stressful. But I have been blessed that most of my bated breath moments have turned out favourably.


We all signed up to do this dance before we were born
~ Billy Fingers (from the book The Aferlife of Billy Fingers)

Commit to the process, detach from the outcome.
~ Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita


Share some of your bated breath moments or write your own post.


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